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"Learning is an activity, NOT compliance" Mama Auset

VPAC is designed for families who are exhausted with racism and systemic oppression in public school education and want an educational experience that supports self-directed, project-based learning in a holistic approach that is culturally relevant.

 

VPAC is student-led, facilitator-guided, parent-invested, and community-supported that allows every student to unleash their true genius. VPAC supports geniuses. 

In-Person Inquiry Lab 

This lab is for families that absolutely want their students to be liberated through education, through joyful in-person opportunities. This lab is full-level support. Students will be able to engage in-person daily with hands-on partnerships with community organizations, Project Management Tool, College Readiness Resource support, Workforce Development Resource support, and our Anti-Racist/Abolishinist Course. Quarterly, semester or annual projects will be delivered depending on the grade your child is in.

PRIMARY SCHOOL

MORE INFORMATION ON VPAC PRIMARY SCHOOL COMING SOON! 

8 weeks - 3 years old: Play-based learning

3-5 years old: Pre-school 

4-6 years old: Kindergarten 

1st-5th grade: Primary 

MIDDLE SCHOOL

MORE INFORMATION ON VPAC PRIMARY SCHOOL COMING SOON! 

8 weeks - 3 years old: Play-based learning

3-5 years old: Pre-school 

4-6 years old: Kindergarten 

1st-5th grade: Primary 

HIGH SCHOOL

MORE INFORMATION ON VPAC HIGH SCHOOL COMING SOON!

9th-10th Grade

11th-12th Grade

Every student has access to the following "A's". 

Arts

Dance                             

Theater & Stage Design      

Visual Arts                   

Film                       

Creative Writing       

Vocal   

Basketball

Football   

Volleyball 

Baseball

Track & Field

Soccer  

Athletics

Applied Sciences 

Coding                             

App Development      

Media Arts                  

Engineering                     

Robotics/Software         

 Agape

Psychology                          

Sociology       

Nursing                   

Agriculture                      

Cosmetology      

Online Inquiry Lab

Many students may need an online platform due to being a traveling artist or athlete, being hospitalized, be outside of the state of in-person labs, out of the country, or for any other reason. If a student is aligned with the support and principles of VPAC, this lab allows you to be a student with mid-level support. Your child will be able to engage in online project participation that will provide the Project Management Tool, weekly check-in, online VPAC Curriculum, College Readiness Resource support, Workforce Development Resource support, and our online Anti-Racist/Accomplice Course. Quarterly projects will be delivered. 

Credit and Diploma Lab 

This is for a variety of families. You may have decided that your child is going to work, travel, train, or perhaps they are recovering from a situation, this lab allows you to fully unschool with very minimum support. VPAC will invite you to a quarterly Zoom check-in to ensure you are managing your unschooling experience with ease! An annual project will be delivered at the end of the year.

DEFINITIONS

Independent Learning Plan (ILP):

Every student will receive an ILP that will be driven by their interest and goals. ILP's include the PMT and an entire graduation portfolio that includes the demonstration of full comprehension and application. Workfoce development and college rediness will be displayed throughout the ILP and PMT for graduation requirements.

Project-Management Tool (PMT):

Any quality project requires phases and steps to produce the final product. VPAC has designed a PMT that will invite students to utilize to keep track and progress of the development of their project. The PMT is inspired by the steps to develop a good dissertation in graduate school. PMT contributes to college readiness as well. 

VPAC Curriculum:

VPAC has designed a high-quality, research-based curriculum that is based on natural learning, culturally relevant projects, and competency. VPAC core curriculum is designed to allow students to lead their learning while preparing them to continue, complete, and compete. Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Entrepreneurship, and Financial Literacy are the core subjects. VPAC has a developed a scope and sequence that promotes maturation with full comprehension demonstrated through competency. 

Anti-Racist/Accomplice Course:

This course is designed for all families of every background to collectively do our part to not only decolonize education, but also the world. It is a course that is aligned with deschooling and aids in unlearning the racist ideologies that have been embedded in us for generations. BIPOC and White students will benefit greatly.

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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL

The National Association of Independent Schools describe Independent Schools as follows:

 

More than 2,000 independent private schools across the United States provide high-quality education to more than 700,000 students from pre-K through high school.

 

Independent schools are close-knit communities that provide students with individualized attention. They challenge students to stretch their minds and go beyond academics to develop responsible, independent, and community-oriented students.

 

What makes independent schools independent? Independent schools are independent in:

  • Philosophy: each is driven by a unique mission.

  • The way they are managed and financed: each is governed by an independent board of trustees and each is primarily supported through tuition payments and charitable contributions.

 

They are accountable to their communities and are accredited by state-approved accrediting bodies.

Independent schools come in all shapes and sizes. Independent schools include elementary and secondary schools; day and boarding schools; single-sex and coeducational schools. Some independent schools are religiously affiliated and others are not. They vary in size and educational approach.

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